Do You Qualify?

How To Qualify For Free Lifeline Phone Service

It’s easy to find out if you’re eligible for a free cell phone and monthly service with Assist Wireless! You may qualify by Program or Income.

Learn more about Program-based and Income-based Lifeline eligibility below!

Lifeline Phone Service

Qualifying For Lifeline By Program Participation

If you are currently a recipient of any of the approved government assistance programs listed below you may qualify for a free cell phone and discounted monthly wireless service.

View which proof documents are acceptable here.

Lifeline is managed by the FFC’s Low Income Program of the Universal Service Fund. If you qualify based on participation in one of the public assistance programs listed above, you must provide a copy of documentation demonstrating your participation in the program. Then, and only then, can we provide free or subsidized cell phone service for low-income families or fixed-income seniors who qualify.

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Qualifying For Lifeline By Income

If your total household income is at or below 135% of the poverty guidelines set by your state and/or the federal government, you may qualify for Lifeline service. To receive your Lifeline discount based on total household income, you must provide copies of proof documents.

View which proof documents are acceptable here.

PERSONS IN HOUSEHOLD 48 CONTIGUOUS STATES, DC, & TERRITORIES
1 $12,490
2 $16,910
3 $21,330
4 $25,750
5 $30,170
6 $34,590
7 $39,010
8 $43,430
Add $4,420 for each additional person

Source: Federal Register, Vol. 84, No. 22, February 1, 2019, pp. 1167 – 1168. Please Note: The federal poverty guidelines are typically updated at the end of January.

If you provide documentation that does not cover a full year (such as current paycheck stubs), you must submit three (3) consecutive months’ worth of the same type of document from the previous twelve months.

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Providing Proof Of Identification

In addition to providing proof of qualifying programs, you will also need to provide an accepted form of identification.

Acceptable Identification Documentation

  • Driver's license or Passport (unexpired)
  • Birth certificate
  • Certificate of Naturalization or of U.S. Citizenship
  • Permanent resident or resident alien card (unexpired)
  • Military discharge documentation
  • Weapons permit (unexpired)
  • U.S. government, military, state, or Tribal issued ID (unexpired)
  • Government assistance program document (that includes proof of identity)
  • Unemployment or worker's compensation statement of benefits
  • Statement of benefits from a qualifying program (that includes proof of identity)

We may also accept other forms of ID or a combination of items not on this list. If you have questions about additional forms of ID or would like to know if your documentation will be accepted, please call Customer Service at (855) 392-7747.

Providing Proof Of Address

In addition to providing proof of qualifying programs or income, you will also need to provide an accepted form of address.

Acceptable Address Documentation

  • Driver’s License, Government, State, or Tribal Issued ID (unexpired)
  • Current Income Statement, Paycheck Stub, or W2
  • Statement of Benefits from a Qualifying Program Which Contains Name and Address
  • Current Mortgage or Lease Statement
  • Statement of Benefits from a Qualifying Program Which Contains Name and Address
  • Government Assistance Program Documents
  • Retirement/Pension Statement of Benefits
  • Utility Bill

*All address proof documents must contain your full name, the address matching your application, and be recently dated.

**All three elements listed above must be visible within a single image when enrolling online.

For more information about qualifying programs and the Lifeline Program, visit usac.org.